I'm from the UK, I've never heard of anyone being turned away from care. As far as I'm aware everyone gets the care they need, it can just take longer to wait for appointments etc. You can go private if you have the money, and you get better treatment there but you have to be able to afford it!
When I heard about how in the US you have to pay so much I couldn't believe it! What happens if you don't have the money to spare?! In some ways that to me seems worse! But I guess there are positive and negative points on both sides.
22 year old female, from the UK.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
Currently taking daily:
20mg Prednisolone tablets (tapering)
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 1
1g Acetarsol suppositories x 1 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
1g Mesalazine granules x 2